Develop a working understanding of the needs of students in a remote learning environment, including instructional design frameworks and theories applied to teaching and learning visual arts, in this credit-bearing online class. Learn how to to think critically about what makes effective online lessons and how you can leverage different platforms and digital tools to enhance visual arts experiences in a variety of remote teaching and learning scenarios. Finally, in this class, you will reflect on successful strategies to engage and assess remote learners that have worked, and adapt lessons from an in-person modality to a blended, flipped, hybrid or otherwise digitally-supplemented modality.
November 28 - January 6 | FULLY ONLINE
Please note: This is an online, 3-credit hour class compressed into 5 weeks. Students can expect to meet in video calls between 4 and 9 hours weekly and to spend between 10 and 15 hours weekly on course work, such as readings, writing, art-making, and so on.
Prerequisite: at least 60 undergraduate credit hours, OR a Bachelor's Degree in any field, OR proof of Unconditional Teaching Certification
This course is offered fully online and will require Virtual Meetings by Video-Call. This schedule TBA.
This class is a virtual class only. Students will not have access to the MECA campus.
Registration closes on November 20th.
Transcript Fee and Review: $50
Credit: Graduate, 3-credit hours
Total = $1330
Teaching Professional Development, Elective
* Certified Teachers may submit this course as professional development to their certification office. This course potentially aligns with ME Teaching Certification Standards: MTCS3: Learning Environments, MTCS7: Planning for Instruction, and MTCS11: Technology Standards for Teachers
Once paid, please:
1) Return this completed Non-Matriculated Student Application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Winter For Credit Term.
2) Email us one of the following for acceptance into the program: Proof of your teacher certification, or Proof of degree, or Transcript of 60 college credits.
Instructor: Heather Nunez-Olmstead
Heather Nunez-Olmstead is an artist-educator who has decades of walking with students on inclusive Art Learning journeys in the Art room and beyond, as well as engaging in Arts-integrated methods across disciplines in grades Pre-K through Higher Education. Her teaching focus is on educational equity and access, and she is well versed in creating meaningful Arts experiences across instructional modalities, and for a variety of learners. She holds a Bachelor’s of Art in Art Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, as well as a Master’s in Curricular & Instructional Strategies from the University of New England. Heather is currently teaching Arts-Integration and Education at the University of Maine Presque Isle. In addition to teaching, Heather is a painter and mixed-media artist, whose work focuses on what we hold sacred as a culture.